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  • UKIP Leader Wants to Pay British Indians to Leave UK

    08/19/2017 4:05:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Little India ^ | August 19, 2017 | Staff
    The UK Independence Party (UKIP) leadership candidate, John Rees-Evans proposes to reduce “unnecessary population” by paying British Indians to leave the UK using the £12bn funds from the vital foreign aid budget. Under the proposed scheme he wants to remove a million people every year using the foreign aid budget. The scheme would give dual-nationals £9,000 plus healthcare benefits to “return to their country of origin”, reported Daily Mirror. Scheme Will Create Jobs in UK He used examples of Indians and Tanzanians, to claim that his scheme would “create jobs in this country, reduce unnecessary population and reduce the strain...
  • VANITY: Need Advice About Laughlin, NV

    08/15/2017 8:26:17 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 10 replies
    We are planning a trip to Laughlin, NV the week between Christmas and New Years and could use some advise. We were wondering: 1.) Which hotel is the cleanest? 2.) Which hotel is the least smokey? 3.) Which casino is the least smokey? 4.) Which casino has the best payouts? 5.) What recreation is available in and around Laughlin? 6.) What are the best restaurants? 7.) Are boat rentals available that time of year?
  • Sharing the Shore uneasily with Trump voters

    08/09/2017 10:30:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Villager ^ | August 10, 2017 | Kate Walter
    I had an inkling things were changing last summer as I sat on the beach at the Jersey Shore chatting with two seasonal companions. “Enough with the lib stuff,” one told me. “You know we’re Republicans.” Actually, I didn’t know, but naively assumed we had similar politics. We grew up in the same gritty city (Paterson), had lost touch and reconnected at the shore. I could handle them being Republicans but voting for Trump was more than I could stomach. After that crack, we tabled election talk and chatted about the weather forecast and dining out. I’ve lived in the...
  • Al Gore says 'ethical reasons' could end Donald Trump's presidency early

    08/09/2017 12:56:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | August 9, 2017 | Reuters
    BERLIN (REUTERS) - Former US vice-president Al Gore suggested on Tuesday that the presidency of Mr Donald Trump could end prematurely for "ethical reasons", drawing laughter from a packed movie theatre at the European premiere of his latest film on climate change. "We're only six months into the experiment with Trump. Some experiments are ended early for ethical reasons," Mr Gore said, acknowledging the "provocative" nature of his comment. Mr Gore said he was convinced that US cities, states and business executives would meet US obligations under the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change, despite Mr Trump's decision in...
  • This New Luxury Bus Company Isn't Your Average Greyhound

    08/08/2017 11:27:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Patch ^ | August 8, 2017 | Rosie Purdy
    For those trips that are a bit too short to justify a plane ticket and just long enough to make driving inconvenient, there's no easy answer. Do you hop on a $5 bus and spend hours stuck in traffic? Or is it easier to cough up the money, hop on a plane and deal with TSA and flight delays? Cabin, a brand-new luxury bus company, offers a solution to this conundrum. Its fleet of high-end buses makes overnight trips between Los Angeles and San Francisco that depart at 11 p.m. and arrive by 7 a.m., which means you don't lose...
  • ‘Legacy’ Legislation to Honor McCain Proposed [semi-satire]

    08/05/2017 2:41:13 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 August 2017 | John Semmens
    Fresh off his crucial vote to kill the repeal of Obamacare, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is now working with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to craft what McCain called “a fitting legacy to honor my service to the country and Senate over my lifetime.” The bill they are drafting is a revival of the so-called “Gang of Eight” measure passed by the Senate in 2013, but rejected by the House. It would give a path to citizenship to most illegal immigrants, greatly increase the number of visas to allow companies to replace American workers with foreigners and greatly increase...
  • New Jerseyans go on the defensive after Boston Globe slams state (Because: Trump)

    08/05/2017 11:29:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | August 5, 2017 | Patricia Madej
    New England's got a bone to pick with New Jersey, apparently. Many are coming to the defense of the Garden State after two writers from The Boston Globe penned an article criticizing President Donald Trump for breaking the tradition of spending his presidential vacation at a New England destination. Trump kicked off his first summer getaway as president Friday at his golf club estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, whereas former President Barack Obama spent his days in Martha's Vineyard. Obama is heading back there for his first time post-presidency this weekend, too. The headline of the story published Friday reads,...
  • Thanks to a Bankrupt Russian Airline, Trump May Get the Air Force One Deal He Wanted

    08/01/2017 1:25:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | August 1, 2017 | Adam Clark Estes
    Donald Trump loves a good deal. And the United States Air Force just found one for the president, sitting in a Mojave Desert boneyard: two brand new Boeing 747-8's, the very same planes that the military plans to convert into the next Air Force One aircraft. These two have an interesting origin story, too. The two 747-8’s were originally ordered by Transaero, a Russian airline that went bankrupt and couldn’t pay for them. Aeroflot, the company that acquired Transaero and Russia’s largest airline, absorbed much of the bankrupt company’s fleet but never took ownership of the 747-8’s, which carry a...
  • Trump to Upstate New Yorkers: Move

    07/27/2017 1:37:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 27, 2017 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Mr. MAGA comes around to the Williamson Plan. And lo, there was a light in the darkness. President Trump has embraced the Williamson Doctrine, the Gospel of U-Haul, the Grand Unified Theory of Getting Off Your Ass and Going Where the Jobs Are. MAGA, kids. MAGA. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump boasted about the new American factories that he expects to be built under his watch — electronics manufacturer Foxconn is planning (probably) a new Wisconsin facility — and then suggested that the people in communities that were not positioned to benefit from these investments might...
  • Sorry Schumer, your new slogan isn’t selling

    07/25/2017 5:37:26 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 34 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/25/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    As I read the headline on the Democrats’ new slogan, “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future,” I couldn’t help but wonder who would fall for a party with a “lipstick on a pig” mentality. The party is what it is and no amount of PR, marketing or rebranding is going to change who it is and for what it stands. Maybe more importantly, the Democrats can’t market their way out of the sheer contempt many of us feel toward its party. Schumer and Pelosi can talk until they’re blue in the face, and they still are going...
  • This Luxury ‘Star Wars’ Immersive Resort Is Like ‘Westworld’ In Space

    07/22/2017 4:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Fresh Toast ^ | July 22, 2017 | Julien Perry
    Star Wars fans are about to lose their minds. As part of the anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge being added to Florida’s Disney World in 2019, the theme park is also getting an immersive resort based on the epic film series. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek told a crowd at the D23 Expo last weekend that: We are working on our most experiential concept ever, it combines a luxury resort with immersion in an authentic environment. It’s unlike anything that exists today. From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story....
  • Lyft launches a new self-driving division and will develop own autonomous ride-hailing technology

    07/21/2017 10:12:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | July 21, 2017 | Sarah Buhr
    Lyft is betting the future of the road centers on sharing autonomous vehicles. It aims to be at the forefront of that technology with a new self-driving division and a self-driving system car manufacturers could plug into their self-driving cars. The company expects to hire “hundreds” of people for the new division by the end of next year and has just signed a lease for 50,000-square-feet on the first floor of a Palo Alto facility where it plans to build out several labs and open testing spaces. The building Lyft refers to as “Level 5” will be developing its new...
  • The Arab Chamber of Commerce is planning a trip to China, open to the public (City, not ethnicity)

    07/19/2017 10:04:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | July 18, 2017 | Laura Christmas
    ARAB, Ala. -- The Arab Chamber of Commerce is planning a trip to China with a goal to create business contacts and bring those back to Alabama. “This is a trip that we’re offering to the general public. It’s for anyone who is interested in the culture of China or for people who have business with China, companies that are here in the area that already have business, or companies that are looking to expand into the market,” said Arab Chamber of Commerce President Wes Kitchens. Kitchens says in regard to business and local leaders, the idea behind the trip...
  • No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump bump

    07/17/2017 10:42:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | July 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a “Trump slump” in travel. But those fears may have been premature. International arrivals and travel-related spending are up in 2017 compared with the same period in 2016. There might even be a “Trump bump,” says Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, a nonprofit representing the travel industry....
  • New Footage Of What Happened Between Black American & His Serbian Foes In Greece!

    07/17/2017 7:55:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    TNN News Raw 2 ^ | July 17, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    New Footage Of What Happened Between Black American & His Serbian Foes In Greece!
  • Resorts World Casino to begin $400M expansion to add 400-room hotel in South Ozone Park (1,000 jobs)

    07/14/2017 5:59:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    QNS ^ | July 14, 2017 | Anthony Giudice
    Queens’ only casino will be building brand new amenities for the over 10 million annual visitors to Resorts World Casino New York City in South Ozone Park as they broke ground on a $400 million expansion project on Thursday, July 13. Excitement was in the air as members of Resorts World, including President Scott Molina, and elected officials from across the borough gathered outside the casino located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., for the honorary groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the expansion that will bring a 400-room four-star hotel, four new dining outlets including a signature restaurant concept by a celebrity chef, new...
  • Black American Tourist In Greece Loses HisLife Over A Selfie With White Waitress!

    07/13/2017 7:47:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    TNN News Raw 2 ^ | July 13, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Black American Tourist In Greece Loses HisLife Over A Selfie With White Waitress!
  • Former Supreme Court Justice Criticizes Trump Travel Ban [semi-satire]

    07/11/2017 9:49:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 July 2017 | John Semmens
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens criticized President Donald Trump’s policy temporarily banning travel from six Muslim countries and averred that “if I were still on the Court I would have upheld the lower court decision to veto that policy.” “I’m not indifferent to the need for national security, but we cannot put that ahead of religious freedom,” Stevens declared. “I do not deny that some of the precepts of Islam encourage adherents to take a hostile stance against non-Muslims, but we should not descend into intolerance of this religious difference just because it makes us uncomfortable, especially when...
  • Trump delays — and plans to eliminate – foreign founder visas

    07/11/2017 9:42:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Axios ^ | July 10, 2017 | Kim Hart
    The Department of Homeland Security has delayed the effective date of the International Entrepreneur Rule. The official notice of the delay will be published in the federal register on Tuesday, according to the Federal Register website. The Trump administration also signaled its intent to ultimately eliminate the rule. The rule, put into place in the waning days of the Obama administration, would have allowed foreign entrepreneurs to come to the U.S. to start companies. Read more about it here and here. The July 17 effective date has been postponed until March 14, 2018. National Venture Capital Association Bobby Franklin said...
  • Why The Music In Ibiza Never Gets Old

    07/11/2017 1:21:49 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 3 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | 10 July 2017 | Candice Schaffer
    While other vacation destinations tend to wax and wane in popularity over time, the allure of Ibiza has made it a hotspot for fans of trips that include sun, sand, and more importantly, music. The Spanish nightlife destination has long been a celebrity favourite, with A-listers making their way to the island to enjoy some of the world’s best DJs spin and check out new talent from around the globe. Before you decide where to spend your next vacation, check out our list of the reasons the music in Ibiza never gets old.